Thermal proteome profiling monitors ligand interactions with cellular membrane proteins
Authors: Reinhard FB, Eberhard D, Werner T, Franken H, Childs D, Doce C, Savitski MF, Huber W, Bantscheff M, Savitski MM, Drewes G
CellNetworks People: Huber Wolfgang
Journal: Nat Methods. 2015 Dec;12(12):1129-31. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3652

We extended thermal proteome profiling to detect transmembrane protein-small molecule interactions in cultured human cells. When we assessed the effects of detergents on ATP-binding profiles, we observed shifts in denaturation temperature for ATP-binding transmembrane proteins. We also observed cellular thermal shifts in pervanadate-induced T cell-receptor signaling, delineating the membrane target CD45 and components of the downstream pathway, and with drugs affecting the transmembrane transporters ATP1A1 and MDR1.